26th October 2016

Chief Minister Wigneswaran in London appeals for calm in Jaffna

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The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has appealed to the people of the province, especially the youth, to be calm as they mourn the killing of two university students by the police. In a statement released from London, the Chief Minister said that while conveying his condolences to the bereaved families, he would appeal to the people not to express their anger and grief in ways which would have unpleasant consequences. Wigneswaran said that he would not comment on the incident before the court had given its verdict. All that he would say now is that the apparently, doctrine of using minimum force had not been observed by the police. University students Nadaraya Kajan and Pavunraj Sulakshan, who were on a […]

Student murders and attack on cops – Rajapakse conspiracy to kindle a ‘war’ that is long dead in Jaffna

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Student murders and attack on cops – Rajapakse conspiracy to kindle a ‘war’ that is long dead in Jaffna -High rung police officer who served in Jaffna reveals with evidence (Lanka-e-News -24.Oct.2016, 4.00PM)  The killing of two Jaffna university students yesterday , and the subsequent  attack launched  yesterday (23) causing injuries to two police officers of the intelligence division is a result of a conspiracy of the pro Rajapakses , a high ranking police officer who was serving in the Jaffna police for a long time revealed with supporting evidence to Lanka e news inside information division. The shooting down of the University  students yesterday was the first incident of killing of civilians by the police after 1983 in Jaffna . Even during the war […]

Gang in Jaffna is Linked to Military Intelligence

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Law and Order Minister Sagala Rathnayake walks Out of Press Meet When Asked Whether “AAVAA” Gang in Jaffna is Linked to Military Intelligence Ava Group was created by Maj. Gen. Mahinda Haturusinghe! It has now been revealed that the Ava Group, the gang of criminals in motorcycles in Jaffna, was secretly created during the Rajapaksa regime by the then north’s security forces commander Maj. Gen. Mahinda Haturusinghe, sources say.  In the course of investigations into the death of two university students in a police shooting, it has been found that this gang was created after the war in a well-organized manner. However, the police have been instructed from the top not to reveal anything about this to the media. Sources say that several other gangs […]

Request to remove community-unfriendly Honorary Consul

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Sri Lankan Community Associations in New Zealand are calling the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister to remove the community-unfriendly Honorary Consul Mr. Viduranga Aruna Abegoonesekara. They claim the current Honorary Consul’s disconnection from the Sri Lankan Community in New Zealand has caused severe loss to Sri Lanka. During his 9 years term as the Honorary Consul, he has failed to take advantage of the unique qualities of the Sri Lankan Community in New Zealand. In response to a letter circulating in New Zealand asking the Community Associations to support the extension of the Honorary Consul’s term, community organisations have written to the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister that they would not support the extension, and are urging the Minister to appoint a new community-friendly person. The main […]

Jaffna University Arts Facultry Students Union President Sends Back to Northern Governor Cooray a Letter Written in Sinhala Alone

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By P K Balachandran The President of the Jaffna University Arts Faculty Students’ Union ,K.Rajeevan, on Wednesday returned a letter sent to him by the Northern Province Governor, Reginold Cooray, because it was written in Sinhalese, the language of the majority in community in Sri Lanka. It was a copy of a letter the Governor had written to Sri Lankan President Maithipala Sirisena requesting the latter to conduct an inquiry into the incident on October 20, in which two Jaffna University students were killed. Earlier in the day, teachers and students of the university had submitted a memorandum to the Governor calling for an impartial inquiry. The memorandum was in three languages, English, Sinhalese and Tamil. When the Arts Faculty Students Union President Rajeevan received […]

TNA asks how fleeing undergrads were shot from the front

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by Saman Indrajith The TNA yesterday demanded that an investigation be conducted into the killing of two Jaffna university students to find out how the rider of the motorcycle, and not the one on the pillion, had suffered gun shot injuries if they had been fleeing. Making a special statement, TNA leader R Sampanthan said: “On Oct 20, 2016 two Third-year students of the University of Jaffna were shot at by the Police at Kulappidi Junction, Kokkuvil. They were both riding a motorcycle at that time. “Initially the Police reported these two young men had died as a result of a road accident.  But the next morning it became clear that they had been shot by the police on the road. The rider of the […]

Bus stoned, group of youth assaulted in Jaffna

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It was reported that stones were hurled at a bus while several motorcycles were damaged at Anaikkottai in Karainagar last night, Police said. The Manipay Police received information that a gang of unidentified men arrived on several motorcycles had attacked a group of youth with clubs and damaged their motorcycles in Anaikkottai and fled. Three youth had sustained minor injuries due to the attack, the Police said. Investigations have been launched in search of the gang, according to Police. Meanwhile, a group of men had ambushed and hurled stones at a bus in Gurunagar, but there were no passengers at the time of the attack, the Police said. (Romesh Madushanka)

Prime Minister hosts 2016 Diwali reception at Downing Street English

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Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed people from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities to celebrate Diwali at Downing Street. Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a reception to celebrate Diwali and welcomed more than 150 key figures from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities. His Excellency Dinesh Patnaik, Acting Indian High Commissioner and Jitendra Patel, Trustee of Neasden Temple were joined by the Prime Minister in the traditional lamp lighting ceremony. The Prime Minister was also joined by the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, Sajid Javid, Lord Gadhia and Foreign Office Minister Alok Sharma. The Prime Minister said: Thank you, and welcome to 10 Downing Street. It is great to have so many […]